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1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library, Wheelock College, Boston, MA

1 in 5: Disability Essentials in Your Library 

Earl Center for Learning and Innovation, Wheelock College, 180 Riverway, Boston

9:00am - 3:00pm


According to federal statistics, one in five people in the United States has a disability. How can libraries better understand and support this population, and welcome them among our patrons and staff? Join us for this program, which will include:

  • Disabilities 101 - history, types, incidence, language, etc.
  • A design thinking activity to help you assess your library community's specific needs
  • An opportunity to experience firsthand what it's like to navigate the world in a wheelchair, use assistive software to access the internet, and more!
  • A panel on how to recruit and support staff with disabilities
  • Plenty of resources for follow-up! 

Full agenda and speaker and facilitator bios for "1 in 5" are available on our program guide.

Register  (available through Friday, December 1)
$20 includes light breakfast and lunch

Professional Development